Canadian Magazine Industry News
29 September 2011,     TORONTO
Second-round COPA finalists released; conference registration open
The second and final set of finalists in the 2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards includes another 50 titles or organizations receiving 82 nods. The leaders in this round include Cyberpresse (seven nominations), Edmonton Journal and Toronto Star (six nominations each) in the newspaper division, while Fashion and Truck News (three nominations each) lead the magazine categories. Online-only title Toronto Standard takes four nominations in this round.

The first round of finalists was released earlier this week and included 68 online and digital titles. To download a complete list of finalists from all divisions and all categories (PDF file), click here.

COPA winners will be announced Monday, Oct. 24 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Online event registration opens today.

This year, the awards ceremony—hosted by CBC Radio’s Nora Young—will be preceded by a new one-day conference for editorial-based digital publishers, also at the Gladstone Hotel. COPA+ will feature keynote presentations, panel sessions, networking events and a vendor market.

Full passes to the conference are $259 before Oct. 14 or $289 afterwards, and include lunch and tickets to the COPA awards event. Click here for a full conference schedule, speakers and all registration options.

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards are produced by Masthead and sponsors include:
Gold: ABCinteractive, CCAB div. of BPA Worldwide, Cornerstone Group of Companies
Silver: Mygazines
Bronze: Texterity

Second-round Finalists listed in alphabetical order

First set of finalists released here

Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
TORO Magazine
Toronto Standard
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Canadian Investment Review
Cheap Shrimp: Hidden Costs
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
RedNation Online: Your Canadian Soccer Magazine
The Tyee
Vancouver Observer

Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Fashion Magazine – Ari Seth Cohen
Fashion Magazine – The Fashion Experiment
Femmes de parole/Rogers
Magic Santa/
Snowsportsculture Autos
The Observer/United Church Observer
Toronto Standard
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines) – Beer Run – Fergus – Michelin
Green Division (Newspaper/Broadcasters)
CBC News - Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon
National Film Board - Gods Lake Narrows
National Film Board - Welcome to Pine Point
Edmonton Journal – Dodgeball
Edmonton Journal – Federal Election
Edmonton Journal – Slave Lake
The Globe and Mail - Inside Hamas
This Land/National Film Board
Winnipeg Free Press
Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Fashion Magazine
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
IT World Canada
Mortgage Broker News
Quill & Quire
University Affairs
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
CBC News - Canada Votes
Cyberpresse – Arab Spring
Cyberpresse – City Hall
Edmonton Journal
The Globe and Mail - news site
The Tyee – Arab Awakening – G20
Winnipeg Free Press

Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Ottawa Magazine – City Bites
Reader’s Digest Canada
Regret the Error
Spacing Toronto
Toronto Standard – Bert Archer
Toronto Standard – Ivor Tossell
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes/University of Alberta
Margin Notes blog/University Affairs magazine Publishing Graduate School of Journalism
Sparksheet/Spafax Interactive
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
AOL Canada - Spinner Your Community Blog   
Cyberpresse – La mere
Cyberpresse – Rondelle Libre
I’m The It Girl   
Montreal Gazette - Andy Riga’s Metropolitan News
The Globe and Mail - Economy Lab – Doug Smith – Photo Blog – The Spin

Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Ontario Tourism
The Hockey News
Toronto Life
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Canadian Occupational Safety
CIO Canada Brainstorm Centre
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
CBC News - Canada Votes
Cyberpresse – Federal Election
Cyberpresse - Flood
Edmonton Journal – Taste Alberta
Edmonton Journal – Twitchell – How We Met – Long Road Spectator Toronto Star
Winnipeg Free Press
To download the complete list of finalists in all divisions and categories, click here.
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